Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Acid Reflux Acid Reflux en-us Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:32:36 EST Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:32:36 EST Patient Complexity Creates Barriers to PPI Deprescribing A recent review of inappropriate prescribing among hospitalized older adults revealed that proton pump inhibitors follow only opiates and benzodiazepines as the most frequently misprescribed medications. Sat, 29 Nov 2014 10:02:01 EST PPIs Increase Risks for Infection, Vitamin Deficiency A new Mayo Clinic study published in Microbiome shows that patients with acid reflux who regularly receive proton pump inhibitors have less diverse gut bacteria, which heightens their risk for bone fractures, vitamin deficiencies, and infections such as Clostridium difficile and pneumonia. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:01:01 EST Down-Titration of PPIs After GERD Symptom Control Patients on 20-mg maintenance doses of esomeprazole reported no more than mild symptom severity. Fri, 07 Nov 2014 11:04:01 EST Obese Asthmatics Overuse Rescue Medications As a result of confusing sensations of breathlessness with asthma symptoms, overweight and obese children tend to report poorer asthma control and overuse rescue medications. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:00:01 EDT Predicting Partial Response to PPI Therapy As nearly one-third of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease are partial responders to proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), health care professionals could benefit from reliable methods that predict who will respond to PPIs and who will not. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 02:42:01 EDT New Portal Makes Patient-Reported Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Outcomes Easier to Assess The My GI Health tool tracks symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease over time, helping clinicians save time and improve patient care. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 01:37:25 EDT Looking for Nonpharmacologic Interventions for GERD? Try Diet GERD patients are not following recommendations to avoid acid-triggering foods, according to a recent study. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 03:32:01 EDT Reflux Esophagitis: Sometimes Healing Takes Time Recent study on healing rates of reflux esophagitis patients suggests that some refractory patients may heal with extended acid suppression treatment. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:56:01 EDT Does Gobbling Food Increase Reflux? A recent study indicates that eating meals quickly does not increase reflux episodes in gastroesophageal reflux disease patients. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 11:05:36 EDT Rates of Anti-Reflux Procedures Not Consistent Among Pediatric Hospitals A recent study found that rates of anti-reflux procedures vary greatly among pediatric hospitals and that there are no standardized guidelines for referrals for such procedures. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 03:34:51 EDT Proton Pump Inhibitors Linked to Non-Specific Gastric Inflammation in Children Children exposed to PPIs for more than 6 weeks are found to have an increased risk of non-specific gastric inflammation. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 03:20:35 EDT A New Frontier in GERD: The Gastric Pocket Researchers examined the effects of proton pump inhibitors on the highly acidic pocket of gastric juice at the esophagogastric junction. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 03:53:01 EDT Kids and GERD: Are PPIs Safe? Studies support short-term use of proton pump inhibitors in children, but additional clinical trials are needed to determine their long-term safety. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 02:13:48 EDT From Acid Reflux to Premalignant Condition: Screening Challenges The use of prediction models can help clinicians identify patients who are unlikely to benefit from invasive investigation for Barrett’s esophagus. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 03:57:01 EDT Who Responds to PPIs? A group of German researchers investigated predictors of which patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease symptoms were most likely to respond to proton pump inhibitors. Sat, 31 May 2014 12:01:01 EDT Long-Term PPI Use or Fundoplication for GERD Treatment Experts discuss the pros and cons of long-term proton pump inhibitor use and surgical fundoplication in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease. Fri, 30 May 2014 05:28:54 EDT Acid Reflux: More Than a Nuisance Acid reflux is frequently dismissed as a nuisance, but can lead to serious damage to the stomach and esophagus if not properly treated. Fri, 30 May 2014 05:19:26 EDT Bracelet-Like Device Appears to Control Chronic Acid Reflux C. Daniel Smith, MD, chair of the surgery department at the Mayo Clinic in Florida, discusses a bracelet-like device with magnetic beads that is designed to control acid reflux. Fri, 30 May 2014 05:11:56 EDT Adherence to PPIs: Always Ask By some estimates, up to 50% of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease do not take proton pump inhibitors as prescribed and may benefit from counseling to improve adherence, according to a recent review. Fri, 30 May 2014 10:01:13 EDT Throat Bracelet Helps Patients Suffering from Acid Reflux The LINX Reflux Management System, which was approved by the FDA in 2012, has demonstrated impressive results in a study involving 100 participants with long-term acid reflux. Mon, 13 May 2013 11:01:39 EDT